HC Deb 24 April 1996 vol 276 cc168-9W
Mr. Llwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the budget allocated to Her Majesty's inspectorate of constabulary in(a) 1992, (b) 1994, (c) 1995 and (d) 1996; and if he will make a statement. [26003]

Mr. Maclean

Budgets allocated were:

  • 1992–93: 3,723
  • 1993–94: 4,364
  • 1994–95: 4,707
  • 1995–96: 5,154
  • 1996–97: 5,017

Her Majesty's inspectorate of constabulary has existed since 1856 and is the means by which my right hon. and learned Friend monitors the efficiency and effectiveness of police forces. The budget for 1996–97 will, as have previous budgets, enable Her Majesty's inspectorate to inspect police forces, monitor key police initiatives, advise on policing policy and promote good policing practices.